The heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic seems to be quickly approaching agreement.
Earlier, Miocic had said that the matchup might occur at UFC 290 on July 8 during International Fight Week. Moreover, “Bones” recently asserted that he has been given a time for his initial heavyweight title defence.
According to Jones, his fight with the former heavyweight champion will most likely take place at UFC 290. The 35-year-old was, however, really taken aback by how soon the date was proposed to him.
On July 8, “Bones,” in response to a fan’s question, posted the following on Twitter:
“I most certainly felt as though that was sprung on me. I need to brainstorm a strategy with my staff and the UFC.” At UFC 285 last weekend, Jon Jones made his octagon comeback after a three-year absence. He faced Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight championship. The former light-heavyweight champion dispelled any concerns about ring rust with a convincing submission victory in the opening frame.
After that, Jones called out Stipe Miocic, who was standing cageside. Since losing his heavyweight title to Francis Ngannou in 2021 via savage knockout, the former champion hasn’t competed.